Reliability Record Achieved in September

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Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors provides a new data series high in September, rising by 6.5 percentage points over August to the new record of 79.9%, across the three main East-West trades.

The data series started in May 2014.  The on-time average of Transpacific services rose by 11.7 points to 78.6%, the best performance compared to September 2014, reliability for the Transpacific is up by 13.2 points.  In the Asia-Europe trade, reliability improved by 4.3 points against the previous month to a second-best monthly performance of 81.2%.  Year-on-year Asia-Europe reliability is up by a huge margin of 21.3 points.

The only negative for the month was the performance of services in the Transatlantic route, which slipped by 2.3 points month-on-month to 72.0% in September.  The annual comparison for the trade is also unfavourable, down by 6.9 points.

After a two-month break Maersk Line returned to the top of the carrier reliability rankings in September with an on-time average across the three trades of 86.9%.

The Danish mega-carrier has claimed top spot in 15 out of the last 17 months.

A further sign of the overall improvement in reliability spreading across the industry is that eight of the 19 carriers tracked achieved a reliability rating of over 80%.

It is a welcome news for shippers that a steady improvement in reliability is seen through 2015.

Operational changes to services for slower-volume fourth quarter may disrupt the improving reliability trend, but for the next few months it will be marginally down on September’s peak.

Drewry’s reliability benchmarking started way back in 2005.  The new Carrier Performance Insight provides the ability to benchmark the reliability performance of container carriers on a port-to-port, trade lane, service and industry-wide basis.  This information is available via a website powered by data from global shipment management software solutions provider CargoSmart.

Source: Drewry